2005 News Story

Preliminary Hajj figures released

Preliminary Hajj figures were released today for Germany, the United Kingdom and non-Arab African countries. The Saudi embassy in Berlin reported today it issued 17,000 Hajj visas, an increase of 1,000 from previous year.  The Saudi embassy in London reported it issued 23,690 Hajj visas.  Hajj official also reported today that 275,043 pilgrims from non-Arab African countries have arrived in the Kingdom as of today; an added 140,000 non-Arab African pilgrims are expected to arrive for this year's Hajj.